|Program (Sponsoring) fee||$ 0,00||GEC will not charge you a program fee.|
|Job placement||$ 0,00||GEC will not charge you a job placement fee|
|Health Insurance||$ 0,00||GEC provides program participants with a medical insurance coverage exceeding the minimum benefits required by the regulations.|
|SEVIS fee||$ 0,00||GEC will not charge you a SEVIS fee.|
|3rd party partner fees (agents)||$ 0,00||GEC agents will not charge you a service fee.|
|Visa processing fee||$ 160||Paid to the U.S. Embassy. This fee applies to all J-1 and J-2 visa applicants|
|Collection of documents.||$ 250 – $ 525||You may incur some personal costs to your collection of documents necessary to prove eligibility for a J-1 visa including credential evaluations ($150-$275), criminal background check and translations.|
|Airfare to and from the U.S.||$ 500 – $ 1000||Ask your local travel agent for best value flight tickets.|
|J-2 Dependent Application
|$ 750 / per year||If you wish your dependents stay in the USA during your program, you will need to ask GEC for a J-2 dependent visa service. Includes assessment of all accompanying J-2 Dependent applications for an approval decision by GEC. An unlimited number of J-2 applications in association with the J1 exchange visitor is covered under this fee.
*** Any J-2 dependents with you in the U.S. are also required to have adequate health insurance.
It is highly recommended you bring your family after you have successfully settled into your new environment.
GEC only accepts credential evaluation reports of NACES (National Association of Credential Acreditation Services) approved companies. For a complete list, visit: https://www.naces.org/members
You don’t need to get a Credential Evaluation Report IF;
Once you get your report, you must upload a digital copy to MyGEC.
You are allowed to travel outside of the United States during the teaching program for up to 30 consecutive days. Before you travel, you must send the Form DS-2019 and pay a $30 fee to GEC for travel validation. The signature confirms that you continue to be sponsored by GEC, and you should be allowed to re-enter at the border when returning. The signature is valid for one year. When possible, GEC asks you to submit the DS-2019 for travel validation at least 3 weeks prior to intended travel.
In order to re-enter the United States, you must have a valid multiple entry visa in your passport. If you have a single entry visa, or if your visa has expired, you should contact GEC well in advance of your trip so that necessary documentation can be provided.